Do GPs deserve their pay rise?

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7522.965-a (Published 20 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:965

Of course successful hard work deserves reward

  1. Graham Wheatley, general practitioner (w1@mac.com)
  1. Munro Medical Centre, West Elloe Avenue, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE11 2BY

    EDITOR—Timmins' article on general practitioners'recent pay rise voiced the common view that if targets are exceeded then they were undoubtedly too easy.1

    Since 1997 funding for the hospital sector has grown quickly, with general practice funding becoming a successively smaller proportion of NHS spending. During this time, hospitals have been adept at transferring responsibility for chronic disease management and follow-ups to …

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